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Flashback Friday #2

These are pictures from last month so I’m going to call this a flashback Friday post 😉

Chase comes downstairs to the exercise room with me now!

I started using the bowflex and treadmill as a way to mix up my usual workouts

Chase uses the time to play with the basement toys since they are different from the upstairs toys


Here I am on the treadmill… what do you think you are doing Chase?


Look I took the insides out of the toys and removed a few tentacles from the octopus, are you proud of me? – Chase


Despite being outside for 2 minutes, Sabrina decided she had to try the window in the exercise room instead of that boring thing called a door to come back inside again lol


Yeah, I work out


“Tug of war on an exercise mat… that’s why you put it down right?” – Chase


“You were using the bowflex and not playing with me… I got bored.” – Chase

Help?! Weight loss for dogs!

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been trying to get Chase to lose weight. It’s been a tough road! He has actually GAINED weight while on diet/exercise plans.

We have tried a number of different diet changes: special weight loss food, wet food only, mashed up veggies and our current attempt is measured food (grain free). Many of you will say, what do you mean that’s new, I always measure food. I never measured his dry food because he never ate it! 😉 He hated dry food so him over-eating was never a concern!

Here are Chase’s pictures from September before he started on grain free food

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It’s been about a month on measured food (2 feedings, once in the morning and once at supper). I hope this works! Fingers crossed! I like to wait at least 3 months before checking his weight to ensure that I gave it enough time to work.

It’s hard right now exercise wise, the weather is -30 C so going on walks and playing outside is not an option! But, we play inside as much as possible!

If this does not work, I have no idea what to do from here…

Any suggestions???? I would love to hear from you guys 🙂

Exercise mat shenanigans

Here’s something Chase does everyday when I put my exercise mat down on the ground so I can do various floor exercises and Pilates!

First when I’m rolling it out, he bites at it (sometimes taking a piece out of it)… then he sits on it and looks at me


While I exercise, he runs around me, grabbing various toys from his toy box to play with me

So not only do I exercise, I play with Chase at the same time! Multi-tasking 🙂

Sometimes I give him something to chew on if he’s getting in my way too much 😉